Yehaw!!! Snow for our Dude Ranch Halloween!!!

Mountain Lodge Horse Back Riding in the Snow

Mountain lodge guest Laura horse back riding on dude ranch Skip!

Laura and Skip enjoy the snow.

Hmmmm…… The weather people call for an October total of 2.9 inches of snow for our area. We got that three weeks ago, and it disappeared the next morning, as October snow should. The aspens still claim October as theirs; time to show off their golden leaves.

Dude Ranch horse back riding with Gauge at our Colorado Mountain Lodge

HoustonTracy with her horse Gauge

Oops! Wait a minute – we got a good eight more inches last night, and another six inches falling today!

The dogs are delighted! The older horses are playing like foals! The goats are making snow angels and laughing!

And the guests riding in the snow? Just look at their faces…

Mountain Lodge Horse back Riding: Stacy and Kevin:

This Sure Ain't Houston Horse back Riding Y'all!

Tracy (from Houston!) says that riding in the snow is spectacular. I think that Laura (from Cleveland) agrees. Not too sure what Texan Kevin (also from Houston) thinks, but his horse, Jack is a happy fella! At lunch Kevin said it was a great ride…

Cowboy Victor was born and raised up here – he’s just cold!

mountain lodge cowboy horseback riding on dude ranch horse

Mountain lodge cowboy Victor horseback riding his trusty steed, Trigger!

So now it’s official.

It’s fall. now we’re ready for Halloween!

Trick or treat!!!

Colorado Dude Ranch snowperson

First snow-person of the season. Jack! No Jack! No! Ahhhh… naughty dog….

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Size – We are a Small Dude Ranch
No name tags. No crowds. No lines.

Relaxed & Flexible
Take off your watch. You won’t need it. We keep riding groups small so we are able to be very flexible in our riding program and activities.

Adventure Vacation
In addition to horseback riding we offer Rafting, Rock Climbing, Shooting, Hiking, Mountain Biking and much more!

We Love to Teach
We believe that riding should be fun, should be safe, and that learning never ends.

Not a Nose-to-Tail Program
Our wranglers will never tell you to “get in line.” We don’t believe in lines!

Concern for Your Safety
We follow the standards of the American Association of Horsemanship Safety,and our wranglers are Safety Certified by the Dude Ranchers Association.

Concern for the Environment
We live the “No Trace” Ethic, which means that we do our best to leave a very small foot-print in our National Forest.

Pet Friendly
We are the only pet friendly dude ranch that we know! Your dog, if he/she is well mannered around children and other animals, is welcome!

Family Orientation
We enjoy sharing our lifestyle with people, especially families. We enjoy helping families play together.

Come Visit Us
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You are very welcome to come visit us just give us a call!

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